Feature matrix for future infrastructure

Boudewijn Rempt boud at valdyas.org
Fri Jan 23 12:59:41 GMT 2015

Hm... That matrix needs a heck of a lot of work before it's worth its 
while. It basically perpetuates the illusion that phabricator and gerrit 
are the same thing, which isn't correct.

Gerrit is basically a reviewboard with a git integration, phabricator is a 
whole integrated development platform.

And, apart from detail-by-detail comparisons, gerrit would be an 
exceedingly bad choice for a community like KDE, with its enormous 
diversity of skill levels. Gerrit is uninviting and complicated.

There is no way an artist who has a nice patch for Krita is ever going to 
be able to inducted into becoming a Krita developer if they have to follow
instructions like this:


Honestly, this discussion is really misguided. I'm sure there are people 
who like gerrit as a tool, probably influenced by the fact that gerrit is
used by the Qt project, and we have a history of doing what the Qt project 

But it's not the answer to the question "what should our future 
infrastructure be", because it's only a replacement for reviewboard.

(And reviewboard, at least, can be explained to newcomers, gerrit can't).

On Thu, 22 Jan 2015, Milian Wolff wrote:

> Hey all,
> I started this page just now:
> https://community.kde.org/Sysadmin/FutureInfrastructure
> It's pretty limited, so far. I hope everyone could help out and extend it and
> fill it with the information and verify that each contestant is displayed in a
> fair light. Please add links, comments etc. pp. wherever possible.
> Bye
> -- 
> Milian Wolff
> mail at milianw.de
> http://milianw.de

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